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  1. #11

    Most people don't know how to listen or draw someone out, they just don't have a clue. The only disadvantage to talking to a professional is that they watch the clock. You're just getting into it and then, "Oh, time's up!". If only friends were better listeners, LOL.
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  2. #12

    Cause most people are idiots without a clue anyway who don't even want to hear my stupid little problems so it'll just wreck the relationship when they hear me at my most pathetic and psychologists have specific training that could help diagnose whatever the hell is wrong with me and perhaps apply some of his years of training to help me fix it.

    You talk to a psychologist for completely different reasons.

  3. #13

    Why does people go to see a psychologist and not to talk to their friends? Do you do this, and why do you do this, but you do not talk to friends or peers of your own age in order to quantify yourself and your own experience?

    I don't talk to my friends about my problems. Why? Maybe because I feel like I'm dumping all of my problems on them and they'll be like, "Uh huh. Yeah, I totally understand!" But then never give examples of why they understand and they don't usually give me advice about it. But then again, I don't go straight to Psychologist because I don't have much money on me so . . . I have no choice but to bottle up my emotions and problems.

  4. #14

    Because any problem that I'd actually need some "support" to handle requires someone who knows what they're talking about. And "life wisdom" doesn't cut it.
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  5. #15

    1. Psych has a lot more experience in dealing with people's crap than "IDK my BFF Jill" does.
    2. Some people have enough issues to piss off even the best of friends.
    3. Some friends are blabbermouths.
    4. Emotional investment by friends some times leads them to give unsound advice.

  6. #16

    I'm surprised that this hasn't been mentioned: there is a duty of confidentiality.

    You can't really work through your problems and make progress if you aren't willing to be honest with yourself and with the person who is trying to work with you.
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  7. #17

    I'll agree that most people are not as insightful or knowledgeable as psychologists/specialists. I used to see my school therapist not because I didn't want to talk to my friends, I did, but because I figured he would know how to deal with me and help me better than my friends. That and I wanted to talk about my issues without any judging. (My friends weren't judging me, they would not, but they were judging the situation and the people involved. I wanted something less biased.)

  8. #18

    One doesn't want to insert that kind of "doctor-patient" relationship in a friendship i.e. have one somewhat responsible for the mental health of another. Friends can be supportive and understanding, but they cannot cure or remedy issues that have been building up over time. A true friend would send his friend to a professional.


     
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